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all these big prices. >> reporter: california's governor jerry brown agrees it's an emergency. so he authorized an immediate switch to winter blend gasoline which can be more polluting but could soon bring down prices by 15 cents to 20 cents a gallon. relief drivers say they need. >> i had to cut back on the groceries in order to get some gas in order to get to work, get the kids to school. >> reporter: prices went up so quickly last week they sometimes seemed to change by the hour. >> in a week it's gone up about 52 cents. absolutely unprecedented from our perspective. >> reporter: the sharp rise was blamed on the supply squeeze that began after a fire shut down part of a chevron refinery in august. then a power failure knocked out an exxon refinery last week. with both refineries now back in operation, wholesale prices on the stock market have already started going down. when wholesale prices go up, the price at the pump seems to rise immediately. but when wholesale prices drop, there's usually a lag at the pump. so california drivers are likely to be paying near record high prices
in a series of bombings in the syrian capital in northern parts of the country. >> california governor jerry brown has just ordered regulators for winter blend gasoline to be sold before its scheduled date. all this before gas prices have spiked over the weekend. now averaging $4.65 a gallon in california. >>> and two ethiopians celebrating their big wins in the chicago marathon today after shattering the course record by nearly one minute. an estimated 45,000 runners participated despite the chilly weather in the windy city. >>> i want to bring you other news in another presidential election. this one in venezuela. voters in that country went to the polls today. hugo chavez facing his toughest challenge. he's staged a comeback from cancer. he wants a new six-year term to shape the future of the oil-rich nation. nbc news correspondent kerry sanders is in the venezuelan capital. good sunday to you. >> reporter: well, craig, the election is still ongoing. the polls are open. in fact, they're likely to stay open late because there is expected and certainly indications of a 90% voter turnout. yo
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